Dec 28 2007

Stamp Simply Challenge #15 – New Toys

Published by at 2 10 am under Challenges,General Purpose Cards

Challenge #15 – Keyword ssnotime15-There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

Todays challenge is to make anything you want, using something new! Perhaps a Christmas gift, or whatever you last got that is newest to you — whether it be a stamp, paper, ink, tool, accessory — anything new!!! Just have fun playing with new toys!!! However, please tell us in your description:

  1. What the new item you are using is.
  2. What, if any, new stamp related items you got for Christmas.
  3. What new items you plan to purchase with any Christmas money or gift certificates or that you are just wanting to treat yourself to!!!

Even if you can’t play, please let us know in this post by way of comment what New Toys you got and are excited about!!! Or what you plan to be purchasing!!!

That’s it — can’t get much simpler!!! Have fun and I’m really anxious to see/hear what everyone is excitedabout using — my guess for the top gifts received are Nestabilities and Scor-Pals. Let’s see if I’m right!!!

Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linkso I can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.

Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 here.


Here’s my card. I used my newest, uninked set from Flourishes — LaceHeart — Oh, what a beauty!!! I also used this gorgeous and elegant paper which was a gift from Pam Bassett (4Hounds at SCS)!!! Thank you so much, Pam!!! I LOVE this paper in it’s rich chocolate brown, accented with gold. I think it goes so well with the flourishy lace heart!!!

This is one of my favorite type of cards to make — ULTRA SIMPLE!!! One large stamp, embossed in gold. After that, it’s just a matter of layering, adhering and embellishing. Like I’ve said a million times it seems, when you use gorgeous things, you really don’t have to DO much — CASE IN POINT on this card!!! Gorgeous stamp, gorgeous paper, gorgeous ribbon — DONE!!! The layer framing the heart is the mirrored gold paper, while the card base is a brushed gold metallic paper. I used the Horizontal Slot Punch to make holes to run the ribbon through. The heart panel is up on mounting tape.

  • Stamps: Lace Heart by Flourishes
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold Metallic, Mirrored Gold Metallic, DP is Chocolate Small Leaf by Sandylion.
  • Ink: Versa Mark
  • Accessories: Gold Detail Embossing Powder, Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Horizontal Slot Punch, Mounting Tape.
  • Measurements: Card is 5.5″ square. Vanilla heart panel is 4″ square.

Thanks much for stopping in!!! Hope you can play with New Toys today!!!

60 responses so far

60 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #15 – New Toys”

  1. Tracy says:

    This is beautiful! I had a card in mind with that same ribbon!! I just love it!!

  2. Debbie Olson says:

    Ahhhh, Sharon. . . So, SO lovely!

  3. Veronica Hall says:

    Sharon………LOVED it

  4. Jackie says:

    Wow, that is beautiful!!

  5. Connie Watson says:

    Good morning Sharon, I absolutely LOVE this card!! Very creative and pretty. Once again, I am not disappointed at your site!! Hugs, Connie

  6. Lynda says:

    Oh Sharon, your card is so BEAUTIFUL!!! This is a fantastic challenge! I have new toys and now have an excuse to get in there and use them! I can’t wait to see what others got from Santa!!!


  7. markie's mom says:

    Lovely! I can’t say enough about your “art!”

  8. Stunning card!!!
    I will be back later to do your challenge…looks like fun!!

  9. Lois says:

    This is just lovely, Sharon. I am so glad I subscribed to your blog — I will definitely be back with something I made with some new toys I got for Christmas.

  10. Dawn E. says:

    Absolutely stunning Sharon! It’s a gorgeous card!

  11. Jen70 says:

    This is gorgeous! (You know I had to come check the challenge out right away today! LOL!)

  12. Pam B. says:

    Sharon, I’m SO glad you liked the DP…..I knew you’d make something gorgeous with it!! I love this creation….the gold, the chocolate ribbon……it’s all perfect together!! You are THE first person I think of when I need inspiration for an elegant card… are truly the Queen of these beauties!! You’re such an enabler, too… this set is going to have to go to the top of my ‘must-have’ list!! Have a great day!! Hugs—Pam B. (4Hounds)

  13. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    So gorgeous. All valentines should be chocolate and gold!!!! I might just have to order that heart today. Here’s my 1st one. Bad picture because of all the light colors…but it’s what I got. May try to fix it later. Fun challenge. I will be back with more.

  14. you talk about gorgeous!! wowzers! i just may have to take you up on that challenge! i got some pearlex watercolors that i have no idea how to use and am researching it this morning for ideas. got any? 🙂

  15. Pinky says:

    Sharon, this card is so eloquent and classy. It is truly one beautiful work of art. I love everything about it!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Oh, this is so beautiful and VERY elegant!!! I just love your gold embossed heart with the yummy chocolate ribbon! I don’t think I would have thought of those 2 colours together, but they look gorgeous! I got lots of money for Christmas and I am waiting for the new SU catalogue to come out so I can go shopping!! I have some new stamp sets that I haven’t inked yet, so I will be inking them up today so that I can play too!! I also got some nestabilities recently and haven’t really got the hang of those yet, so I might try using them again and see what happens. I will be ordering some of the scalloped sets also:) I also have some pearl-ex powders that I had to have, but haven’t used either!!! Hopefully I can come up with something!

  17. Patti C. says:

    Wow! What a great challenge. Here’s my project:

    All the details about the card and what’s new on it I supplied on my blog.

    Take care!!!!

  18. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Stunning card! That background paper is gorgeous!

  19. Becky G says:

    Wow! Sharon your card is absolutely stunning! I love that stamp and the yummy ribbon you used! BEAUTIFUL!

    Here is a card that I made yesterday while playing around with my new Cricut that my family got for me!

    Have a great day!

  20. joyk says:

    Your card is simple……..gorgeous and elegant as always!!! I am definitely rusty stamping and uploading LOL……….anyway here is my card for your challenge………..thanks!!

  21. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Great challenge Sharon, here is my card:

  22. Melissa says:

    WOW! This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!

    Many Blessings,

  23. Velta says:

    Sharon ~ This is exquisite!!! I love the article in the Flourishes Newsletter about you…Makes me feel like I’ve finally gotten to know you in person! Once again, I love your work 🙂

  24. Great card Sharon! I might have to CASE it! 🙂 I have an awesome large heart stamp that would be perfect for a classy layout like this!!! I uploaded a card… but… I don’t think I did it right! I uploaded BEFORE I read your little blurb on uploading. Oh well!

    Here’s the link

  25. Silke Ledlow says:

    This card is so beautiful!!!! The paper and the embossing make it look so elegant and of course I love the Satin Ribbon….perfect finish!

  26. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Stunning card, love your heart! I combined 3 challenges today, haven’t had much time to stamp. My new toy is a House Mouse stamp, my grandson’s gave me for Christmas. Here’s mine:

  27. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Really gorgeous and elegant!!! You’re right– this dp is perfect for this image!!! Wow!!!

  28. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon, I have so much fun entering your challenges….

    * I bought myself a Scor-Pal for christmas….
    * I received a gift card from Micheals…and bought a CB embossing
    template which I’ll hopefully get to use next…
    * I have bought a clear stamp set from Hero Arts that I’m using for the
    first time…

    Come and check out my card at for more info….or on SCS

  29. Jen70 says:

    I used my new Copics that just arrived this afternoon… I need lessons in coloring. I figured out how to remove color, but I’m not good at it yet. I’m totally clueless on how to blend colors… I threw away one image already. I probably shouldn’t have uploaded this, but here it is.

  30. Donelda says:

    Sharon this is such a beautiful card!! Simple and elegant!!

  31. Michelle (sf9erfan on SCS) says:

    Sharon! What an amazing card. Wowzers! I like the challenge. I got some goodies for Christmas. Here is a card using a recycled foam stamp set newly mounted on cling!

  32. Deb Wood says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! I hope to play!!

  33. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    Am catching up on my e-mails after being away a week and got to see this lovely card!! You are the ribbon queen!! It makes the card look so gorgeous. Looking forward to 2008 and all your wonderful creatiosn and inspirations. Trust you had a blessed Christmas and may 2008 bring you some of your heart’s desires 🙂

  34. Lois (clownmom) says:

    As I mentioned earlier, your card is beautiful. I decided to use some of my new toys and join the challenge. Here’s my card ~ I used new stamps and new paper.

  35. Joani says:

    How very beautiful! That card is simply wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  36. nancy littrell says:

    Wow, your new toys are gorgeous in your creative hands 🙂 I hope to play later. TFS and esp. thanks Sharon for the beautiful Joy to the World Xmas card. I love the design, colors and DP’s. Happy New Year, Nancy

  37. Julia (Artystamper on SCS) says:

    You inspired me to use some of my new supplies! I used a new Swirly thank you stamp and a new pearlized pin! I was inspired by your embossed image and embossed mine with white EP.

    here is my card:

    Thanks for the inspiration Sharon!

  38. Oh, Sharon — this card is gorgeous!!! The rich chocolate is fabulous! I just made a card with my newest C.C. Designs stamps:

    Also, I ordered my first Copics with my Christmas money — I can’t wait to get them and start using them! 🙂

  39. leslierich says:

    This looks even more gorgeous here than it did on Splitcoast! It’s truly breathtaking! A stunner!

  40. Rose Ann says:

    This is so gorgeous, Sharon! WOW!! The paper and ribbon are so perfect with that beautiful image!!

  41. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    Love, love, love this card. Like everything you make it is absolutely stunning.
    Thanks for sharing this beauty!!!!
    I would play, but I did not get anything for Christmas :(:(.

  42. Your card is gorgeous Sharon! What a beautiful stamp! Thanks for the inspiration and the challenge to use something new! Here is my latest card. It was inspired by all your wonderful creations with your Cuttlebug!

  43. SmilynStef says:

    Thanks for the nudge to break out the new toys. I tried some Hambly Screen Print rub-ons, copper embossing powder, and a Moonlit Fairy stamp from Rubber Stampede.

  44. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Good Morning, I had to do one more so I could use my old(NEW) stamp. There aren’t many samples in this stamp’s gallery, but I thought it worked for the IC okay. Thanks again.

  45. Lynn says:

    This is gorgeous, love the gold embossing with that Chocolate ribbon!

  46. Janine says:

    Well I just happened upon your site and I absolutely love your work. I will be back often.


  47. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    This is so strange– I thought that I left my link here for the challenge, but do not see it! I’ll try again!!!

    Thanks for looking!!!

  48. MrsBoz says:

    I love your card, Sharon! It’s gorgeous! You are famous for making the best use of ribbons! I got a Coluzzle set for Christmas and “Lovely As A Tree” stamp set! My DD lives in California and found an SU! demo near her so she could get me what I wanted! I’m making use of both items for my 1st Thursday club which starts January 3rd! Here’s one of the cards we will be making:

    Thanks for the challenge!!!

  49. Kathie Tice (aka chattiekathie) says:

    Stunning, Sharon!

  50. Lynda says:

    Here’s mine Sharon! This was a GREAT challenge, thank you!!!!


  51. nancy littrell says:

    What a fun and easy challenge. Doesn’t take much encouraging to play with new toys 🙂

    Embrace Life:

  52. Nancy Riley says:

    Hi Sharon! I FINALLY got to play along with one of your challenges! Of course, I chose an easy one …. been waiting for Christmas to get over with so I can play with my new rubber!

    Here’s mine ….

    On my blog, iSTAMP:

    And on SCS:

    Happy New Year, Sharon!

  53. Regina Davis says:

    What a fun challenge! Here’s my card.

    My new item is the Elegant Flower stamp by Hero Arts.
    Santa brought me some pretty Flocking Powder and A Muse gems in my stocking. Wasn’t that sweet? (Sorry, none of these items made it onto this card. LOL!)
    I received a gift card for Michael’s from a co-worker that I’ll be using on embellishments. Such fun to shop with free money!

    Happy New Year – Regina

  54. Dennyce says:

    Love your card and this challenge! My new toys are MME DP and corner punch.
    Here’s mine:

  55. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    I know I am late, sorry! Here is what I made to kind of treat myself.
    Thanks for the challenge Sharon.

  56. Here is my submission, a little late but I like it!

    I treated myself to Rubons- to learn about a new accessory!

  57. Jana Emmert says:

    This is the first time I’ve had a chance to do one of your challenges! Here’s my card:
    My something new is the Wanted set. I got it over a month ago and hadn’t played with it! I didn’t get any new stamping items for Christmas. I did order one SAB set and a couple of things from the new catty though.

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